M45 2011 Version – Calibrated and stacked in IRIS, export to PSD file. Post processing in PSCS2 with Noel Carboni’s Astronomy Tools, Gradient Xterminator, Neat Image, Astroplugins, DeepSkyColors HLVG and WhiteCal and CS2 Smartsharpen.
Category Archives: Nebulae
The Lagoon Nebula – M8
The Horse Head Nebula
One of my better Horse Head Nebula images. This was taken in Dec ’07 with the TV-85 APO.
M8 and M20 w/200mm F/2.8 Canon Telephoto
One of my better images of this rich Milky Way area containing the Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae. Shooting in the middle of summer is always tough, but I got a break when I took these some time in July of 2007.
Rho Ophiuchus Complex
Back when the southern sky was still dark enough to shoot long exposures, I managed to do 3 minute subs at F/2.8 and ISO 400 speeds. Taken sometime in July of 2007.
The Owl Nebula & M98 Galaxy
This was taken with my Meade SN-8 and a modified Canon 350XT. I have three detail views from this. Here’s a close-up of the Owl Nebula. Here’s the detail view of M98. Finally, I have a detail view of a compact galaxy group called, Hickson 50. Those smudges of light are galaxies that are over 2 billion light-years away!